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STUNNING OCEANFRONT 3Bd/3Ba * Poipu's Best View * Air Cond Penthouse Poipu Makai

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Completely Remodeled Penthouse with A/C where Crashing Surf meets Land!

Words cannot describe the incredible view from this penthouse condo. It's mesmerizing!! You'll hear the waves crash below you along the coastline and marvel at the Pacific Ocean stretching out as far as you can see. Turtles, spinner dolphins, and whales are often visiting as well! Best view in Poipu and some guests say it’s the best view in Kauai!!

Inside, the colors of the sand, sea and sky fill this 3-bedroom 3-bath completely remodeled property. You can start your day with coffee on the lanai and enjoy the sunrise. The kitchen has beautiful new granite counter tops, white cheery cabinets along with its incredible oceanfront view! It is fully stocked with everything you need: from the all-stainless steel appliances including a convenient extra large gourmet toaster oven, icemaker, Keurig coffee maker with capsules, to the spices, ziplock bags and all the utensils and sharp knives you need, you will want for nothing!

The two air conditioned master suites have king size beds, and a third air conditioned bedroom is configured with your choice of either a king or two twin beds - perfect for up to three couples or two families. The upstairs master offers a spa-like feel complete with a soaking tub. The downstairs master offers a quiet garden view with rich deep koa wood tones. There is also a separate air conditioned media loft with surround sound and a large Sony 70" ultra high definition flat screen TV with Netflix, perfect for relaxing and watching a show or movie after a day of exploring the island. We not only offer free WiFi - you'll enjoy the fastest WiFi available on the island, a blazing 200mbps.

Perhaps the best feature is that there is nothing between you and the ocean except 10 yards of grass lawn. It's a secluded, romantic, awe-inspiring location. If you're looking for excitement, you can also visit the local resorts that are just a short trip away. You will love staying here!

Outside, Poipu Makai has a small plunge pool area, gas BBQ and dining patio. We also own a unit next door in Poipu Palms a few steps away and as our guests you are welcome to use their oceanfront pool, expansive decks, cabana, lava rock shower and large charcoal grill as well.

Poipu and Brenneckes beaches are an easy ½ mile walk on one side, and Shipwrecks beach and the Grand Hyatt are a stunning, easy ½ mile oceanfront path walk on the other.

Please note this property is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with mobility issues. The cost of having the “best view in Poipu” along the coast from this top floor Penthouse located in a very quiet 15-unit boutique complex is that there are stairs. There is a pathway with fewer stairs coming down from the entrance to the parking structure around the pool area, but the one and a half flight of stairs leading up to the penthouse is unavoidable. This is easily doable for people without mobility issues, but not as convenient as a ground floor unit without the view..

**U.S. News & World Report listed Kauai a “Top 5 Best Beach Honeymoon Destination” noting the island’s beautiful parks, magnificent sunsets and excellent snorkeling.

**Kauai was recently recognized as the most romantic place to celebrate an anniversary by USA Today's 10 Best Awards.

** Easy walk to the Grand Hyatt if you have meetings there

Hawaii Lic# TA-171-779-7888-01 & GE-171-779-7888-01

We are excited to be the new owners (since late last year) of this penthouse, which has been completely remodeled!! Everything inside down to the stone flooring and windows was recently beautifully and elegantly redone. As new owners, we are not allowed to post the previous owner's reviews, but below this description, you can read just a few of the latest 45 comments written by previous guests who gave this property an Exceptional ***** 5/5 star rating. We look forward to hosting your 5 star vacation in Kauai!

"The views are stunning and accommodations both luxurious and comfortable"

***** 5 of 5 stars from Peter R.

Source: VRBO

My wife and twin sons (now 17 years of age) have been to Kauai six times and this condo is by far the best accommodations we have experienced. The condo is right on the ocean and the views are really special, especially looking west toward Poipu beach and beyond. This time we were joined by my brother and his wife, and there was more than enough room for the six of us. We loved going out on the patio for breakfast each morning, watching the waves crash over the volcanic rock shore and the turtles ride the swells. And the patio was also a great spot to watch the sunset in the evenings, too. The upstairs entertainment area, with the very big screen TV was a great place to relax after sunset and a full day of activities. I cannot say enough good things about this place. We would return in a heartbeat.

"Stunning views in the southern Poipu Beach area of Kauai!"

***** 5 of 5 stars from Connie C.

Source: HomeAway

The views are absolutely spectacular and the hosts are attentive and helpful. The condo is well appointed with all the comforts of home. We enjoyed our stay…

"Beautiful views, clean and modern with all amenities"

***** 5 of 5 stars from Toni P.

Source: VRBO

Gorgeous condo overlooking the ocean- with views of turtles and dolphins! Close to excellent restaurants and easy drives to gorgeous Kauai sites like Waimea, excursions and trails on Napali coast…

***** 5 of 5 stars From Denise T.

Source: VRBO

Absolutely Heaven on earth!! The views from the property just blow your mind. I could have just sat on the Lania watching the turtles , sunset forever . The property was equipped with everything you need and more…

"Incredible views and a great space for the family!"

***** 5 of 5 stars From Stephan M.

Source: VRBO

The best word to describe our experience is AWESOME. The condo was VERY comfortable for our family of six and completely set up with just about everything we needed for our 2-week stay, except of course food. The hardest thing we had to deal with frankly was saying goodbye to it at the end of our stay. We most definitely will visit again. We had a wonderful time! 5 Stars doesn't cover it!!

"Well designed, supplied and maintained. Fabulous view of the surf and coastline"

***** 5 of 5 stars From Thomas D.

Source: VRBO

This property is conveniently located to shops and restaurants in Koloa and Poipu. Easy walk or short drive to Poipu Beach and easy access to/from Lihue airport and to major shopping stops like Safeway and Costco on the way. A well-supplied kitchen and great view made it a perfect place to eat in some nights and dine out others. Several good restaurants within 5-10 minute drive. Our favorite was Red Salt.

I have to come back to the condo unit itself. Once you are there you won't want to leave. The view, the crashing surf and the warm wind never get old and you just have to decide which room or lanai to stock with your favorite island food and drink and take it all in...

"Beautiful Spot, Beautiful Condo"

***** 5 of 5 stars from Sunday River Rentals

Source: VRBO

This is located on the rocky beach in a small condo complex nestled among the larger Poipu hotels, with a small central pool and shared grill. It was easy to get to the condo from the parking, unlike many larger resorts, and the ocean front views were unbeatable. We saw seals, turtles, and whales right from the deck. In fact, we did a snorkel cruise up the NaPali Coast (highly recommend) but saw more whales and turtles from the condo! The condo was exceptionally well stocked with everything from beach toys, towels, mats, coolers, and boogie boards, to shampoo, saran wrap, and spices. It was recently remodeled which shows, and is well loved and cared for. The owners communicate well and were very responsive. It was a great choice for our family of 5 and would be even for a slightly larger family. You will love it!

"The best view in Kauai!"

***** 5 of 5 stars from William D.

Source: VRBO

We stayed in this condo for 8 nights in late February. When we summed up what we liked best about our Kauai vacation everyone in our group agreed that it was the porch/patio of our own condo. We ended up eating in most nights and dined on the covered porch. Six of us fit comfortably as we enjoyed a glass of wine while watching the magnificent sunsets. Sea turtles dined on algae around the rocks and were visible all day long. We hunted for whale blows and breaches and always had some success. Spinner dolphin surprised us a few times as well. At night the sound of the waves put us to sleep and the birds woke us in the morning. From our patio we saw a dark blob on Poipu Beach to our right. Binoculars confirmed that it was a resting monk seal.

A couple who lived on Kauai for five years accompanied us and agreed that our location was one of the best on the island for the view. Don't hesitate to book this unit. It is comfortable and its sights and sounds are romantic and nourishing. We hated to leave. I hope that we are lucky enough to stay here again someday. Most of our best pictures that we took were taken right from our own condo. It deserves a ten star rating. Thanks to the owners for sharing their house with us. We loved it!

Keywords: Poipu Makai, Poipu, Koloa, Kauai, Lihue, Hawaii, Brenneckes Beach, Poipu Beach, Shipwrecks Beach, Grand Hyatt, Vacation Rental, Beachfront, Beach, Oceanfront, Ocean, View, Sunset, Air Conditioned

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Doug & Candy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Doug & Candy

My wife and I were originally from the mainland and are now lucky enough to live in Kauai full time. Even before moving here, we've always loved Kauai and have been frequent visitors since the early '80's. Like most people who choose to vacation here, we came to experience the incredible natural beauty and loved our time outside but hated returning to our hotel room that felt like every other city's hotel room. Our dream was to experience Kauai even while in our room without having to pay $$$$ for an oceanfront hotel suite! We became very creative in finding places to stay that kept us feeling like we were still in Kauai. This is a place to stay that exemplifies Kauai! You will love staying here!!

Doug & Candy purchased this condo in 2017

Why Doug & Candy chose Poipu

Of all the condos we've stayed in and visited on the island, this one feels most like our dream vacation in Kauai. The view is what you come to Kauai for, and everything inside is bright and new! It's a dream for us and we are excited and happy to share it with you. It's a great place to make memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes this condo unique

This completely renovated condo has best view in Poipu. The sights and sounds of the waves and surf below are mesmerizing!

KAUAI INSIDERS GUIDE APP - included with your stay!

New Benefit added Feb 2018: We want your trip to Kauai to be one of the most memorable trips you've taken! To help you have the best possible experience, we've published a "Kauai Insiders Guide" app for your smartphone! As our guests, you will be able to download this app for free from Apple's App Store or Google Play if you have an android device. Unlike a guidebook, this app is updated daily and has the most current minute-by-minute recommendations for everything Kauai, even down to which restaurants are worth your visit and even which meals are exceptional at those restaurants. You'll have tips for visiting attractions and taking tours, the best luau/shave ice/happy hour/health food stores and farmers markets. You will count on this app to help you quickly choose the best places even while you're out exploring the island. If you want the best possible experience in Kauai, choose this Kauai Oceanfront Dream as your home away from home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented this property in Poipu in January for a family vacation with my husband and our 2 young children, and all had such a wonderful time! The ocean view was absolutely amazing!!! From the balcony, our kids were so thrilled to watch the ocean waves crashing, boats cruising and turtles swimming. The condo was recently renovated and very spacious with high ceilings ... did I mention the amazing views of the ocean? The location of the condo is within walking distance to the Grand Hyatt Resort (where we were attending a medical conference).

The owners (David and Kim) were so accommodating - always so helpful, responsive and hospitable. The condo was fully equipped with everything we needed, especially in the kitchen. They also stocked a toy closet for the beach (sand toys, umbrellas, chairs, etc). Perfect for kids!
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Spa - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , You'll love this bathroom!
    Main floor Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Ocean Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gorgeous master suite with spa like feel!
    Downstairs Garden Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Great for the kids! Twin beds can be combined to make a king
  • A gorgeous master suite upstairs with a spa like feel affords you great privacy, comfort and luxury. Soak away your cares in the free standing tub. There are his and hers vanities. The peaceful main floor master suite lets you wake to songbirds and a soothing garden view. It has full bath with shower, separate vanity and a new flatscreen TV if you feel so inclined. The third bedroom is also on the main floor and has two twin beds that can be combined to make a king. This bedroom has a charming garden view and is a great place to enjoy the cooling breeze of the trade winds for an afternoon nap!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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STUNNING OCEANFRONT 3Bd/3Ba * Poipu's Best View * Air Cond Penthouse Poipu Makai
average rating of 4.88 based on 31 reviews

It really is as nice as everyone says...

  • 5 of 5

This condo really is as nice as advertised. if you're looking for a beautiful place to stay, inside and out, you've found the right listing. The location cannot be beat. The condo is literally right on the coast, and you'll go to sleep each night to the sound of surf meeting the rocks below. It's an easy walk (1/2 mile) to the Poipu beach, and there is great hiking along the shore to the east, past Shipwreck Beach and around to Gillan's beach. The location is Poipu is a great place to be, as you can go west to Waimea and boating out of Port Allen, or east to Lihue and then on to the north shore. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Poipu to keep you busy for several weeks...

Unless you choose to use the incredibly well-equipped kitchen to cook dinner at the condo (which you might want to do if you have one too many libations while watching the beautiful sunsets from the condo's balcony). The kitchen has everything you'll need during your stay (except the food itself); from plastic ziplock bags to spices to coffee pots and blenders, it's there. The rest of the condo is equally well-equipped; the furniture is well maintained, the beds and linens are very comfortable, and the bathrooms stocked with towels, shampoos, soaps, etc. Outside the condo is a small but convenient plunge pool and deck area, and owners Doug and Candy also make the ocean-side pool at their neighboring property available for use as well.

We had six adults and were completely comfortable for our week-long stay. We literally have nothing but good things to say about this property and its owners. Doug and Candy were incredibly proactive, providing information to us before we had even thought to ask for it. Our security deposit was refunded within a couple of hours of our departure. As good as VRBO is, there's always a little apprehension when you arrive at the property, hoping that it measures up to what you are expecting, but there's no need to worry about that here. What you see is, indeed, what you get, and it's incredibly impressive. If you are looking for a great base for your trip to Kauai, I can't imagine doing better than this. BOOK IT!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you John for your incredible review! Our mission is to provide the best possible vacation experience for our guests, and we so appreciate your letting us (and future travelers), know that we're hitting the mark. Selfishly, we want our guests to have such a great experience here that they want to keep coming back :) Toward that end, we just published our "Insiders Guide" app downloadable from the Apple Store and Google Play included with your stay exclusively for our guests! While you're out exploring the island, you can now instantly access the best of the best on Kauai and easily make the best choices for food, experiences, shopping and more! We hope you will come back and visit us again soon!
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A fantastic property with an equally great view and hosts that do not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

This location and property were exactly as advertised - fantastic. The views from the lanai were gorgeous and the property lacked nothing. It was excellently appointed and everything was in working order. It was extremely clean and well kept. Doug and Candy made the whole experience painless and they were highly accommodating hosts. There was nothing lacking and hopefully at some point in the future I can get the opportunity to return.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 4 of 5

Doug and Candy's condo has an amazing view! I especially miss my mornings enjoying a cup of coffee out on the deck above the waves crashing on the rocks below and watching the many sea turtles swimming in the surf. The kitchen is small, but beautiful and stocked well with basic spices/oils--thank you! There's a convenient pass through from the kitchen to the dining table on the deck, which we enjoyed for several meals. We greatly enjoyed the boogie boards, beach chairs, and snorkel gear. We also utilized the outdoor BBQ that is shared with the complex. Doug, Candy, and Lea were extremely responsive when we had a small issue.

One of the bedrooms can easily be configured as two twins or a king. We found the mattress in the downstairs master bedroom to be too soft for our liking, but the beds in the other two rooms were firm and comfortable. There are portable a/c units in each bedroom and the upstairs loft, but because we visited in June, the kitchen and main living area was extremely warm and the fans only helped minimally.

The condo is really close to great snorkeling and boogie boarding at Brennecke's beach. You can easily walk if you want. It's also walking distance to the beautiful Hyatt.

One thing to be aware of is there are many steps to get from the parking garage to the condo--a bit cumbersome with luggage, but a little exercise for us during our stay! Lastly, the parking garage is extremely tight to maneuver around in especially if you have an SUV (and we had a small SUV).

Thank you Doug, Candy and Lea! We were sad to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy for your review. We love hearing that you enjoyed watching the amazing sea life below while enjoying meals on our oceanfront penthouse deck and that you were sad to leave. We hope these memories inspire you to come back again soon! Also, thank you for mentioning our small but beautiful well-stocked kitchen, extra amenities, and beach gear we provide for our guests. We do our best to provide the absolute perfect place to stay and keep improving :) You mentioned a couple items that we cannot change and we don't want any guests to be disappointed. Yes, the cost of the amazing penthouse view along the coast is that there are some stairs leading down from the parking garage and a flight and a half of stairs leading up to the condo. We've listed this in our description since we want guests to make the best possible choice for their needs. Also, the lower parking garage is really only appropriate for regular sized cars. We recommend parking larger SUV's in the much easier to navigate uncovered lot.
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A place that truly lives up to the name - A dream

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to Kauai at night so didn't get to see how beautiful things were until the following morning. This is an impressive island with so much to do and beauty everywhere...but by far the best part of our week long stay was Doug and Candy's condo. The sounds, sunsets, proximity to everything, etc etc was perfect. Very quiet as far as dealing with other people, turtles everywhere, great pool access, shopping access, beach access, couldn't have asked for more. Doug was very good with communication up to the trip and during. Also the property management folks were ready to help if anything ever came up. Not that we needed them...but they checked with us frequently to make sure we were good.

When we come back to Kauai our group does not want to stay anywhere else. Perfect spot that lives up to the name of Kauai oceanfront dream. :)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Robert and thank you for your review! We love sharing our dream location to experience the natural beauty of Kauai with our guests. It is truly a magical place and we never take it for granted that we are it's custodians. We look forward to hosting you again during your next visit to beautiful Kauai!
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Stunning views and wonderful amenities are packed into this 5-Star condo. We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and wanted in a beach home. Lea the property manager was absolutely wonderful. Very responsive, kind, helpful and attentive. She made everything that was good about this place great!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your review and acknowledging our team! We love knowing that we are part of making your experience here great!
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Poipu extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

There are two elements of our stay that made it more than memorable - the hospitality and care of Doug and Candy, the owners, and the utterly magnificent ocean view from the unit. Doug and Candy helped us out tremendously when our plans for a stay in Heana fell through because of the flooding - both were more than helpful. And then there is the view - watching sea turtles during the day from the veranda and the sunsets at night - just plain wonderful in every respect.

A great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Robert for your review! We were happy to help when your stay on the wettest part of the island got "rained out." The excellent weather is one of the many advantages of sunny Poipu and we look forward to hosting you and your family again during your next visit to beautiful Kauai!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue - LIH
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Poipu Golf Course
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Brennecke's Beach & Poipu Beach
Car: recommended

The best location in Kauai if you like sun is on the South Shore. The best location to be close to everything South shore has to offer is Koloa and the nicest places to stay in Koloa are in Poipu. Poipu Makai is the development that is closest to the water with amazing views down the entire coastline. This top floor penthouse is simply one of the best places you can stay to experience Kauai!


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £188.95
Property Damage Insurance £59.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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